Jake Sims, Travis Runyon and Jon Sims began playing together on the back porch, eventually starting to perform live for audiences, and The Great Wide Open was born. The trio visited the WYSO studios to perform live and talked about the development of their sound, the importance of folk music and more.
The members of Terrapin Moon all came to the music of the Grateful Dead at various points in their lives, but each one can recall the moment the music began to click. The band visited the WYSO studios to talk about their interpretation of the music of the Dead and the unique experience they create both in clubs and on the festival stage.
After spending time in the studio over UD's winter break, the members of the Leap Years make a return visit to Kaleidoscope to share new live music and talk about the development of their new EP. The band chats with host Juliet Fromholt about its first studio experience, the forthcoming EP and an upcoming performance at the Dayton Does Dayton Music Festival.
The Leap Years will perform at the Dayton Does Dayton Music Festival, February 14 and 15 at Gilly's.
When Elia Goat began arranging material for a solo album, he decided to take a different approach to instrumentation. Instead of stringed instruments traditionally used in folk and country, Goat wrote horn parts for his songs and began gathering players. The result is Elia Goat and the Natural Horns and their album, Acorns. The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording and finding a sound all their own.
After signing to Dayton-based Misra Records in 2013, The Motel Beds are now ready to release their first album for the label, These are the Days Gone by. It's a sampling of singles, EP tracks and rarities from the band's first ten years re-mastered and with additional bass parts from Tod Weidner. Members of the Motel Beds visited the WYSO studios for a live set ahead of the album release party and talked about revisiting their old material, working with We Care Arts on 500 limited edition covers and what the new year holds for the band.